We had the opportunity to attend multiple speaking sessions which included the presence of experts in their realm, such as Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, the Clinton family, and Jimmy Kimmel (he was there to be funny).
In addition we had the chance to participate in a "Day of Action". We gave back our time to the community that helped us host this event by restoring a patch of land (right) as part of a city beautification initiative. The land had already been used for migrant workers to make a living from; however, the land was an eyesore to the rest of the city and attracted trouble-makers and trash.
We feel very blessed to have been recognized by The Resolution Project as one of the winners of the Social Venture Competition. It was extremely competitive and there were so many unbelievably great ventures. I'm so inspired by my peers to march on with our work and make change, just as they all hope to.
We won a couple thousand dollars of seed funding, caring mentors, a strong and well-connected support system, and a camera (right) through which to record our venture's progress! We also got a group picture with Chelsea Clinton (above right).